MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Caption Contest 7 – Laughter

June 30th, 2008 Viewed 946 times

laughter So, here’s a crowd of people, going to see (and record) something, and they’re all laughing!

Why did they let that guy with the camera in, anyway?  Is he filming the photographer or the show?

Why are a lot of these people wearing green and sitting in green chairs?

Pick a person (like the guy with the hand to his mouth) and tell us what he’s saying– or what is everyone laughing at? Your choice!

Bad News for a Democrat

June 30th, 2008 Viewed 1310 times

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Republicans and Democrats in today’s culture have two different “guiding themes” by which they are measured.  The Republicans are known to be the people of smaller government and more self destiny.  The Democrats are the ones with government solutions to problems.

In reality, both of these parties differ only in degrees.  Certainly the Democrats want to have more government than the Republicans, but the Republicans have been catching up—especially as they had almost exclusive power during most of President Bush’s time in office.

When Judges Become Legislators

June 26th, 2008 Viewed 1449 times, 1 so far today

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Back when we were having the debate over Capital Punishment one of the areas that always comes up is whether it is just, and the fact that God has a bunch of rules in the Old Testament that have, as their sentence, death.

At that point, I hadn’t even realized that up until yesterday six states had the death penalty as the result of the rape of a minor.

Ministering and Being Ministered Unto

June 26th, 2008 Viewed 997 times

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One of the most difficult times being a stay at home parent is during the summer.  For those that send their children to school, this is the time when all the children are home and it’s a disruption of the daily routine.

But even for those that homeschool their children, it can be a change of pace, and there’s definitely the desire to be outside more.

This is the perfect time to work with a teenage girl and to pass on what you’ve learned and help teach them about being a mom.

The Problem of Differing Interpretations

June 24th, 2008 Viewed 811 times

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Any document of any complexity will be read and interpreted differently by the readers.  This is true of the Constitution to the United States and it is true of the Bible.

This fact has more to say, though, about the reader than the text itself.

Minimum Wage: Destroyer of Teenage Employment

June 23rd, 2008 Viewed 1306 times

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How many times have we heard it?  I heard in this past election cycle.  Part of what one political party wants to do to help the poor among us to increase the minimum wage.

They believe that if they force employers to pay their employees more, then there will be more money for families, and the families will have a better chance to rise out of poverty.

Children and Parents

June 23rd, 2008 Viewed 1303 times, 1 so far today

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Verifying that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, a father ended up having the discipline he placed on his 12 year old daughter overturned by a judge in Canada.

The girl’s parents were involved in a custody dispute, and the girl used a court appointed lawyer to make the case that the punishment that her father was placing for her disobedience was too severe.

You be the judge:

Caption Contest 6 – Translation Needed

June 23rd, 2008 Viewed 1284 times

carnival de ovar 1This caption contest is easy– just figure out what it is that is the caption for the book.

No, I don’t have any clue what language that is, and that’s what makes it more fun.

No, I don’t know what culture dresses their children up as books.

Yes, I do think that this child colored the book herself.

Bonus points if you come up with the context for this occasion and can tell me what the boy in the red is thinking about the girl in the blue.


Update– The language on the front of the book is Portuguese, and though there is some discrepancy as to what the translation of the actual words on the book are, come up with your captions regardless of what it really says!

The Confusion of Government and Church

June 23rd, 2008 Viewed 1004 times, 1 so far today

Homeless Man and Dog Anne Quindlen writes an interesting piece entitled “Blessed is the Full Plate” and focuses our attention on the plight of the homeless and poor in this time of increasing food cost.

If you think that it is a challenge for you to pay for food, remember that there are still many in the inner cities that are going without, and rely on the charity of others—like the Church of the Holy Apostles in New York City.  If Ms. Quindlen would have stay there, I could have fully got behind her—but she went a step further.

Learn to Keep Short Accounts

June 20th, 2008 Viewed 2905 times
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Five Things We Can Do To Strengthen Our Marriage

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Lastly, we need to make sure that there’s nothing between us and our wives.  We need to make sure that the air is clear—and that the Sun does not set on our wrath.

5. Learn to keep short accounts.

What is meant by this is that we should make sure that we have done nothing to harm our relationship with our spouse or our children.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.